Thirty-five-year-old South African rapper, Kiernan Forbes, better known as AKA, has been reportedly shot dead in Durban.

The artiste was killed in a drive-by shooting on Florida Road late on Friday.

A police spokesperson, Robert Netshiunda, confirmed a similar death to News24; possibly the death of AKA.

In his words, “I can confirm that two men were killed and one of them is a well-known rapper. Police will not be releasing any names of the victims yet until a full investigation is completed.”

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Speaking to TimesLIVE, ALS paramedic, Garrith Jamieson, described the aftermath of the shooting incident that left the rapper dead and another unidentified person severely injured.

“On arrival, paramedics met chaos and a scene where two men, believed to be in their late 30s, sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics assisted the men and unfortunately, the first male had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and showed no signs of life and was declared deceased at the scene,” he shared.

Also confirming his death, AKA’s close friend, Da Les, took to Twitter to express his disbelief at the rapper’s death.

This is a developing story. The Nigeria Observer will continue to monitor the story and bring you updates as they unfold.